Skip to main content

About your Search

Search Results 0 to 3 of about 4
Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm EST
of electricity they use. some use as much electricity as a medium-sized town. it is a very secretive industry. they tend to be hiding in plain sight. littlees you'll see diesel generators on the side. those are backup power supplies. and it is a data center. >> were those located at the road they're all over the place. they're in high rises in cities, in greenfield sites out in suburban areas, there tucked away in the back of offices. they are the way that most commerce takes place now. everyone has to have one. there are concentrations of the in the country. northern virginia, silicon valley. they're everywhere at this point. >> who runs them? >> a variety of players. companies that need these for their regular business owns some of these data centers, everything from walmart to microsoft. there is also a culture or commerce of renting space in dissenters. those are lesser-known names. one of them will sell you time on servers or space on servers. >> mr. glanz, what is contained inside these warehouse buildings? >> they're fairly boring places to visit. they are stacked with these modular co
Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm EST
of the hardware around it. >> is defined what a network is an describe it to us. >> sure. that is the holy grail of understanding what the internet is in physical terms. i network on the internet is known as an autonomous system. it operates autonomously. it might be of any scale. it could be a huge network like verizon or telecom. it might be the network of a long-term that spans from new york to los angeles. but is striking and what is necessary to understand is the way it manifests itself physically that networks carried networks. you might have a level 3 that owns the strands of glass and on the conduits that perhaps spread like railroad tracks across the country. there are midsize network companies that might shall illuminate those glass. they might own the light. there is another company, maybe a goldman sachs or a large law firm, that advises on that glass. ee often talk about the interi information superhighway. i like to think of it more that a network is a car that is tugging along the highway side- by-side with other networks. there is definitely a layering going on. that is crucial t
Dec 10, 2012 8:00am EST
at the future of tv, and this week we're pleased to have joining us the president and ceo of the national cable and telecommunications association, michael powell. mr. powell, thank you for being on "the communicators" again, we appreciate it. >> guest: my pleasure. >> host: if you would, put on your future glasses. >> guest: all right. [laughter] they're on. >> host: look ahead five years, ten years, twenty years. what's tv gonna look like, and especially what's the cable industry gone 2345 look like? >> guest: well, i think if i were answering that question, i would say follow the technological trends that are transforming all digital businesses. the first that i would probably observe is the dramatic shift from hardware to software-centric systems. the minute you are able to do more in software rather than proprietary hardware, i think the full creativity of software engineering comes into play. i think that's coming to television. right now if you ask the consumer what's the tv experience in my home, they'll talk about a box that sits on their credenza above their tv, they'll talk about a r
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
around the tv jungle. >> host: also joining us is lynn standon, senior editor tell communications reports. >> guest: how important role do you think the media will play in connecting with your tv experience down the road? >> guest: that's a great question. if you think about social media, it's just conversation. television has always been about conversation. it's not always been about, that moment you're watching it. the intimate pleasure you get, the credits roll on your favorite show, you have an immediate emotional enjoyment. what do you want to do? i want to call my sister and see what she thought about the final scene. i have been doing that for 30 years. when you go to work the next day, i don't know.your offices, one of the first things that happens at staff meetings, did you see so and so last night? the conversation is an enormous component of the full experience, and so i think sobel metworking is a brilliant invention in the history of technological inventions and communication, because it allows group-to-group communication in a really efficient way that other communication to
Search Results 0 to 3 of about 4